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Oswaldo Felipe Ramírez Salcedo (born March 28, 1947, in Lima, Peru) is a retired Peruvian football striker. He is one of the highest scoring players in the history of the Copa Libertadores and on Peru national football team that won the 1975 Copa América.

Oswaldo Ramírez
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Personal information
Full name Oswaldo Felipe Ramírez Salcedo
Date of birth (1947-03-28) March 28, 1947 (age 72)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1969 Sport Boys 92 (50)
1970–1975 Universitario 131 (80)
1975–1977 Atletico Espanol 47 (12)
1977–1980 Sporting Cristal 72 (37)
1980–1981 Deportivo Galicia ? (?)
1981–1982 Sporting Cristal 57 (27)
National team
1969–1982 Peru 57 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2007

Club careerEdit

Ramírez started his career with Sport Boys in 1966 and, in 1968, was the top scorer in the Peruana Primera División.

In 1969, Oswaldo "Cachito" Ramirez scored two historic goals against Argentina in the Bombonera (Argentina), that allowed Peru to compete in the 1970 Mexico World Cup, having eliminated Argentina from the competition.

In 1970, he joined Universitario de Deportes and won the league title in 1971 and 1974.

From 1975 to 1977, he played for Atletico Espanol (Mexico).[1]

In 1977 Ramírez returned to Peru to play for Sporting Cristal and won the Peruana Primera División championship in 1979 and 1980, being top scorer in 1980.

A short spell with Deportivo Galicia (Venezuela), was followed by Ramírez's return to Sporting Cristal, and he then retired in 1982.

Ramírez scored a total of 26 goals in the Copa Libertadores making him the 8th highest scoring player overall and the highest scoring Peruvian in the history of the tournament.[2]

Club titlesEdit

Season Club Title
1971   Universitario Peruana Primera División
1974   Universitario Peruana Primera División
1975   Atlético Español CONCACAF Champions League
1979   Sporting Cristal Peruana Primera División
1980   Sporting Cristal Peruana Primera División
1981   Deportivo Galicia Copa de Venezuela

Individual awardsEdit

International careerEdit

Ramírez played a total of 57 games for Peru, scoring 17 goals, representing them at the 1970 FIFA World Cup and won the Copa América 1975.

Ramírez's 17 goals for Peru make him the 5th highest scorer in the history of the Peru national football team.

International titleEdit

Season Club Title
1975   Peru Copa América

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Oswaldo RamírezLiga MX stats at (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Copa Libertadores topscorers at rsssf
  3. ^ "Primera División Peruana: Top Scorer". Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)